Reading Public Library has announced the start of a “Fine Free” pilot program that will eliminate fines on books, movies, music, and magazines. Under this initiative, fines will not be charged for overdue items from days 1 to 29 after the due date. Some exceptions apply including museum passes, lost or damaged items, and items borrowed from non-participating libraries. A list of participating libraries can be found at readingpubliclibrary.org/fine-free/
According to RPL’s Executive Director, Bronwen Gamble, “This program is designed to remove barriers to library access for city residents. People with current fines can speak with a librarian about fine forgiveness. We are interested in promoting the many wonderful library resources by opening our doors as widely as possible to all of our neighbors.”
For more information: call 610.655.6350, ext. 223 or readingpubliclibrary.org/fine-free/ .